By working as an academician in an organisation of the Government of India I have the opportunity to visit across India including many many rural areas and also many foreign countries (now I am retired on superannuation). Here, I will present a few facts based on the Bihus of Assam. Three Bihus […]
Dr. Shankar Chatterjee
This is Shankar Chatterjee, retired on superannuation from the post of Professor & Head (CPME) from NIRD&PR, an organization of Govt. of India. I have published 32 books (individual and joint) and around 500 plus research papers, articles, letters. In addition, more than 1000 comments/views uploaded in the Digital column of different leading newspapers such as The Times of India, The Hindu etc.
I have travelled across India for research studies and for other academic works, also visited Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Eritrea, Italy, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Namibia, Sri Lanka etc. as resource person. And for other purposes, I was in Austria, Germany, England, China, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Vatican City, Egypt, Yemen, Qatar, etc. In Rome, FAO, my research paper was appreciated and then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri Rajsekhar Reddy Sir called me and greeted me. I have represented Assam State Hockey Team in All India Junior National Hockey and acted in a Telugu cinema.
In January 2019, I have received Life Time Achievement Award under the banner of International Academic Excellence Awards -2019, from EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust), Tamil Nadu, India.
In the music world of India when names are discussed one of the great names is Sachin Dev Burman who is popularly known as SD Burman. He was born on 1 October 1906 in Comilla of present-day Bangladesh and passed away on 31 October 1975 in Mumbai. He was born […]
All Indians whether in twentieth century or twenty first century know the supreme sacrifice made by three great and selfless patriots of integrated India – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar who were hanged to death by the British rulers in Lahore jail (presently in Pakistan) on 23 March […]
On occasion of Grandparents’ Day or National Grandparents’ Day which is celebrated in various countries, I offer my respect to all the grandparents of the world in general and offer my Pronam to my grandparents in particular. It is celebrated to express the bonding between grandparents and grandchildren. I had […]
For the welfare of the people the Union Government or State Government has to incur expenditures. The expenditures are important for the development of an economy. There are two types of expenditures incurred by the Government – one is Productive and other one is unproductive. In general productive expenditures increase […]
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s Death Anniversary: Had Tagore been alive today, he would have been upset to observe present WB Situation
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was a great patriot as well as an excellent human being, a doyen of Indian literature and man of versatile qualities as in any field of Indian literature, song, drama including dance drama, painting, music, playwright, etc., without mentioning him discussion would be incomplete. According to him, “the highest education is […]
By virtue of working in the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) and few other organisations in India and even abroad, I have the opportunity to meet many IAS officers and around 15 senior IAS officers were my bosses. While I was in abroad (many countries) many foreigners appreciated our IAS […]
In my service days whenever for official purposes visited across the state of West Bengal, I have observed in general people are polite in behaviour and amicable to the guests. Many will offer a cup of tea in an earthen pot in the offices or normal working place with ‘Rosogolla’ […]
In this article, the importance of 31 May is presented by highlighting two events- One International and one National (India). One is ‘World No Tobacco Day’ and another is from our country (India) completion of Dakshineswar Kali Temple (31 May 1855) situated near the bank of the Hooghly River, West […]
In a democratic society some people will vote for the party which is in power and some will vote for opposition parties. This is a simple rule in democracy. But what has been happening in West Bengal after 2 May 2021 is highly deplorable, sad and heart wrenching as a […]
International trade as an engine for development: Points from “Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2021”, United Nations
Because of COVID-19 all the countries have been badly suffering in many ways. One is of areas is International Trade. In this regard, based on the “Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2021” which is a joint product of the members of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development , […]
In school days, we have read “health is wealth”. This in general implies health is considered the most valuable and important for every individual. Good health means not only the absence of disease in the body but a complete physical, mental and social. To cater the needs of maintaining good […]
Telugu Association of North America (popularly known as TANA) is the oldest and largest Indo-American organisation in North America. TANA was established in New York in 1977 by the people of Telugu people across North America and was incorporated in 1978 as a non- profit organisation. Development of the people particularly […]
In India from the ancient period onwards time to time, many great saints were born. One of them is Sant/Saint Ravidas, also called Raidas, (flourished 15th or 16th century), a spiritual poet and a great saint. Sant Ravidas ji was one of the most prominent saints of Indian Bhakti […]
This article is based on FAO’s recent publication viz., World Food and Agriculture Statistical Pocketbook 2019 of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome. So I have highlighted the issues based on their publication. I was in FAO Rome, to present my research paper as they […]